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TeleCommunications are subscription-based regulatory alerts, FCC reports, and webcasts from the Communications & Media Practice at Moss Adams LLP. These updates and analysis focus on issues and developments that have the potential to significantly impact small and midsize telecommunications carriers.

With experienced professionals throughout the country, including in Washington DC, who monitor and work directly with government agencies and industry associations, Telecommunications offers the most up-to-date data on these key topics:

  • FCC orders
  • FCC reporting requirements
  • Public notices
  • Notices of proposed rulemaking
  • New and revised Rural Utility Service (RUS) rules
  • Court decisions
  • Legislative developments

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FCC Announces A-CAM II Support Offers for Legacy RoR Carriers; June 17 Election Deadline | Moss Adams Alert – May 2, 2019

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has released a Public Notice announcing the offers of Alternative Connect America Cost Model II (A-CAM II) support to rate-of-return carriers that are still receiving legacy high-cost support. Carriers have until June 17, 2019, to notify the Wireline Bureau, on a state-by-state basis, if they want elect to receive model-based support. Subscribe for more information >

FCC Releases Revised Broadband Deployment Obligation Information for Legacy RoR Carriers that Decline A-CAM II Support Offers | Moss Adams Alert – May 2, 2019

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau has issued a Public Notice announcing the release of information regarding the revised mandatory broadband deployment obligations that will apply to rate-of-return carriers that decline the A-CAM II support offer and will remain on legacy high-cost support mechanisms. Carriers may select one of two methods for determining their deployment obligation that must be fulfilled over the five-year period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. The deployment obligations under each method for each study area are shown on a spreadsheet released with the Public Notice. Subscribe for more information >

FCC Authorizes Additional A-CAM Support for Carriers Electing Revised Offers | FCC Report – May 2019

On April 4th, the FCC released an Order establishing procedures for the 2019 filing of annual access charge tariffs and Tariff Review Plans (TRPs) for price cap carriers, as well as rate-of-return ILECs subject to sections 61.38, 61.39, and 61.50 of the Commission’s rules.

The Order waives the July 1, 2019 effective date and sets a modified effective date of July 2, 2019 for the July 2019 annual access charge tariff filings made both on 15-days’ and 7-days’ notice. The Order also establishes the dates for filing petitions to suspend or reject an ILEC’s tariff filing. For 15-day notice tariff filings, petitions must be filed by June 24th; replies by noon (ET) on June 28th. For 7-day notice tariff filings, petitions must be filed by noon (ET) on June 27th; replies by noon (ET) on June 29th.  Subscribe for more information >

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